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Mass replace media representation Title [BLANK] with ImageDescription embedded metadata?

Hi everyone. I've successfully used the Media Import to import hundreds of media representations onto Objects. All these media reps have Titles of '[BLANK]'.

I have read through the documentation of the Data Importer, and while I think I understand (perhaps using the existingRecordPolicy Setting of 'overwrite_on_idno'?), that seems a very hard way to do it, as the Title is already in the embedded metadata 'ImageDescription' of the image:

I found these links:

but to be honest, I got a bit lost and confused - do I have to delete everything, setup some exif data import and re-import everything? Or is there a way I can just run a bulk replace script, since all I'm trying to do is replace the Title with the ImageDescription?

Sincere thanks to anyone who can help. I feel like I'm close, but just getting a bit overwhelmed by the technicalities. Thank you!


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